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Exciting workplace with strong culture
Human Resources Intern (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC29 November 2013
As a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of ocean and aquatic life, the Vancouver Aquarium was a wonderful workplace experience.

The HR Department included me in every opportunity to gain applicable experience as a growing professional. Some of my experiences include but are not limited to: Preparing for audits; Managing independent projects; Managing confidential information; Assisting in payroll administration; Full recruitment cycle; Pre-sceening culture interviews; Creating policies and procedures; Running background checks and personality assessments.
Pros
Volunteer opportunities, Aquatic Life Presentations from industry experts
Cons
Not long enough contracts!
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great place to work
Mechanical Operator (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC21 November 2017
great place to work, but not much advancement unless you have a degree. Very nurturing environment and friendly people. Great location, not good pay. If you can live simple, no worries.
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Great place to volunteer
Gallery Educator (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC8 August 2017
The Vancouver Aquarium is a great and dynamic place to volunteer, with each shift cleanly laid-out. As a Gallery Educator, I learn something every day regarding the animals and the organization every single time I volunteer. The management and staff are welcoming and flexible, far nicer than what I first expected when joining. The hardest part about volunteering there as a Gallery Educator, I believe, is being able to communicate perfectly. As a fluent English speaker, it can be difficult to word my sentences to maintain guests' interest and be informative at the same time. That being said, I really enjoy volunteering there. They provide you with everything from discounts to volunteer jackets and lockers. Seeing the animals and staff every shift (especially the sea otters and dolphins) make my day. I have volunteered at large social events, in kitchen environments, etc, but I honestly do not think I have had a better volunteer experience elsewhere.
Pros
Discounts, free admission, and able to see the animals on shift.
Cons
Being outside regularly.
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